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Discipline: English, Literature, Journalism
Course Name Course Number Objectives
African American Literature LIT 20
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Beginning News Writing JOUR 101
  • Students will demonstrate news judgment.
  • Students will be able to write summary and other leads.
  • Students will understand AP style.
Children's Literature LIT 40
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students will analyze major themes and concerns in children's literature.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Contemporary Mexican American Literature LIT 25
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
Creative Writing - Fiction ENGL 8A
  • Students will understand the elements of fiction.
  • Students will write a short story.
Creative Writing - Nonfiction ENGL 8F
  • Students will understand the elements of creative nonfiction.
  • Students will write a piece of nonfiction.
Creative Writing - Poetry ENGL 8B
  • Students will understand the elements of poetry.
  • Students will write a poem.
Creative Writing Memoir ENGL 8E
  • Students will understand the elements of the memoir.
  • Students will write a memoir.
Critical Thinking and Writing ENGL 1C
  • Students will evaluate the soundness of arguments.
  • In conversation with multiple texts, whether assigned by the instructor or chosen by the student, students will write a formal argument.
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors ENGL 1CH
  • Students will evaluate the soundness of arguments.
  • In conversation with multiple texts, whether assigned by the instructor or chosen by the student, students will write a formal argument.
Early American Literature LIT 1
  • Students will analyze major themes and concerns in American literature before 1900.
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment is Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Editor Training JOUR 105
  • Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
  • Students will edit for AP style, English, and journalistic writing.
English - Introduction to Literary Types ENGL 1B
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Freshman Composition ENGL 1A
  • Students will write an essay in which they synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Students will apply MLA format for citing and documenting sources.
Freshman Composition - Honors ENGL 1AH
  • Students will write an essay in which they synthesize information from multiple texts.
  • Students will apply MLA format for citing and documenting sources.
Grammar Review ENGL 56
  • Students will identify parts of speech and parts of sentences.
  • Students will correct common sentence errors.
Intermediate Newswriting JOUR 102
  • Students will write an in-depth news story.
  • Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
Introduction to Cinema LIT 15
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Introduction to Modern Poetry LIT 14
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Introduction to mythology LIT 36
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Language Acquisition ENGL 81
  • Students will describe the principal observable milestones in language acquisition.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental components of human language.
Magazine Staff Production Lab JOUR 103
  • Students will contribute content to the student newspaper or magazine
  • Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
Magazine Writing and Production JOUR 110
  • Students will recognize how the magazine industry and its markets function.
  • Students will contribute to the production of the student magazine.
Mass Media and Society JOUR 100
  • Students will understand the respective functions of the fields that comprise the mass media, advertising, and public relations.
  • Students will be familiar with basic mass media law and ethics.
Modern American Literature LIT 2
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students will analyze major themes and concerns in American literature after 1850.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Multicultural American Literature LIT 3
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Multimedia Storytelling JOUR 116
  • Students will be able to construct news stories through blog and social media posts that are short and concise and follow the journalistic guidelines learned in class.
Online Media Laboratory JOUR 106
  • Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
  • Students will create, edit, and upload a basic podcast to the Web.
  • Students will create, edit, and upload basic a videocast to the Web.
Paragraph Writing ENGL 58
  • Students will understand the elements of the paragraph.
  • Students will write a unified paragraph.
Preparation for College Writing ENGL 68
  • In response to one or more assigned texts, students will write an expository essay.
  • Students will be able to punctuate a variety of sentence types.
Public Relations Internship JOUR 109
  • Students will write a public relations plan for a client.
  • Students will execute a public relations plan for a client.
Race, Culture, Sex, and Mass Media Images JOUR 107
  • Students will recognize how the mass media contributes to racial, cultural, gender, and sexual stereotyping.
  • Students will analyze how the mass media and advertising contributes to racial, cultural, gender, and sexual stereotyping.
Special Projects in English ENGL 99
  • Students will increase skill in writing beyond what is covered in the normal creative writing curriculum.
  • Students will increase their confidence as creative writers.
  • Students will complete an independent reading or writing project in composition, literature, journalism, or creative writing.
Student Media Photography Laboratory JOUR 104
  • Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
  • Students will contribute to the production of the student newspaper.
Student News Media Editing Staff JOUR 115
  • Students will be able to edit news stories and information into a publishable form, with attention to accuracy, clarity, thoroughness, fairness, AP style, and media law and ethics.
Student News Media Staff JOUR 114
  • Students will be able to develop news and feature stories through written, visual, audio, video, or other multimedia formats.
Survey of English Literature LIT 6A
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Survey of English Literature LIT 6B
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Survey of Shakespeare LIT 10
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
The Bible as Literature: New Testament LIT 47
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
The Bible as Literature: Old Testament LIT 46
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Vocabulary Building ENGL 75
  • Students will recognize and use roots, prefixes, and suffixes to understand new words encountered in reading and listening.
  • Students will use context clues to infer the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary.
Work Experience in Journalism JOUR 112
  • Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
  • Students will fulfill the requirements of their media internship contract.
World Literature LIT 11B
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
World Literature LIT 11A
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students will analyze major themes and concerns in world literature before 1750.
  • Students completing an assignment is Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Writing Broadcast and Web News JOUR 111
  • Students will understand broadcast law and ethics.
  • Students will gather news and write for radio, television, and all digital media.
  • Students will incorporate video and/or audio into a digital news story.
Writing Effective Sentences ENGL 57
  • Students will understand the elements of the sentence.
  • Students will construct the four basic sentence patterns.
Writing for Public Relations JOUR 108
  • Students will understand the code of ethics in public relations.
  • Students will understand the role of public relations in media activities and related publics.
  • Students will be write and edit copy for features, newsletters, institutional publications, and other PR writing styles.
Writing Fundamentals ENGL 67
  • Students will summarize short expository and literary texts.
  • In response to one assigned text, students will write a unified paragraph.
  • Students will be able to write logical sentences.